February 18,

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Abbreviated Board Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2014
The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia, Minnesota, met in a regular school board meeting in the Middle/High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Chair Michelle Werner at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, and student school board representatives Julia Jones and Lauren Perry. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton, Nancy Runningen, Paul DeMorett, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Tom Reichenbacher, and Emily Bialkowski. Absent was Spencer Yohe.
Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jean Meyer to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer, to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2014, regular school board meeting and the February 11, 2014 school board retreat meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Melissa Marschall, seconded by Kelley McGraw, to approve the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $525,150.83 including check numbers 56678 through 56830 along with electronic transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $1,000,000.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to accept the resignation of Jake Dellamuth as the assistant girls soccer coach effective immediately with thanks for his one year of service in this position. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Melissa Marschall to accept the resignation of Chelsey Meyer as the preschool and ECFE educational assistant effective immediately with thanks for her four months service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Melissa Marschall to accept the resignation of Helen Augedahl as a special educational assistant effective April 4, 2014, with thanks for her twenty-six years of service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Amanda King to ratify the hiring of Kody Moore as a part-time middle school physical education teacher beginning January 21, 2014, for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year at 0.0858 FTE at BA/0 at $1,461.46. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the hiring of Jake Dellamuth as the head boys soccer coach beginning the 2014-2015 school year at V/1 at $3,374.47. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the hiring of Mike Gavin as a full-time janitor beginning February 27, 2014, at I/2 at $9.68 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to ratify the 2013-2015 Teacher Master Agreement between the Caledonia Chapter of the River Valley Education Association and the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299 to include the following: There will be a 0.5% salary increase on the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year and a 2.5% salary increase on the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. There will be no extra-curricular salary schedule improvement for the 2013-2015 school years. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Caledonia Chapter of the River Valley Education Association for Retirement Severance and Retirement Incentive as presented. Those voting in favor: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Jean Meyer, and Michelle Werner. Those opposed: Kelley McGraw. Absent was Spencer Yohe. Motion carried. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Schmitz Bus Service as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals Policy #601 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Organization of School Calendar and School Day Policy #602 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to adopt the Curriculum Development Policy #603 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Melissa Marschall, seconded by Jean Meyer to adopt the Instructional Curriculum Policy #604 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Alternative Programs Policy #605 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Textbooks and Instructional Materials Policy #606 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the Organization of Grade Levels Policy #607 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to approve the addendum to the Use of School District Facilities and Equipment Policy #901 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to close the meeting at 7:07 p.m. to discuss the superintendent evaluation. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Amanda King to convene the regular school board meeting at 7:58 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
These minutes are only a summary and complete minutes are available at the school district office or on the school district website at www.cps.k12.mn.us
Published in the
The Caledonia Argus
March 26, 2014
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